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Old 08-15-2012, 03:43 PM   #1
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Default One starter box--two different cars?

I while back I recall reading, and possibly seeing a photo, of someone who was running buggy and truggy, but had his starter box setup so that he could start both vehicles by quickly, and easily, changing a top plate.

I know there has to be several people that have found clever ways to start their truggies and buggies on the same box with just a simple change.

As I've never ran two vehicles, but may in the future, I'm looking for ideas on how to setup the blue OFNA box to start both an XB9 and an XT8.

That being said, show me what you've got

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Old 08-15-2012, 04:12 PM   #2
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http://www.nitrorcx.com/starterbox.html

Just buy one of those. Not worth the hassle of switching a starter box top between rounds. Plus the cost of a new top and mounting pieces for the Ofna 10244, is more than the whole box above.
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So are you saying buy TWO of those?
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No need to buy another top plate for the starter box. I can quickly adjust my starter box to start both my truggy and buggy. I will take a pic of my box when I get home.
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I have an Ofna 10246 with no modifications and can fire up my HB D8 and D8T no problem. I thought it was weird too...
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So are you saying buy TWO of those?
I thought you had one now, for your current car? And you were just going to buy a second top plate for a possible 2nd vehicle so could use it on your current starter box?
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I thought you had one now, for your current car? And you were just going to buy a second top plate for a possible 2nd vehicle so could use it on your current starter box?
I guess I could get one, but then I'd need another LIPO.

I think two boxes would be too much to keep up with lol. However, it is a possibility.
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My Ofna chrome starts my xb9 and my strr perfect.
It took forever to set it up to work
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My ofna has no guides on it.. I use it for my Losi 8ight 2.0, my buddies Jammin x1 and a durango... It just takes two seconds longer to line up properly but oh well saves me the money...
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I just vaguely recall a guy here who had his box set up for buggy and truggy but had a way to interchange plates on top without screwing and unscrewing the posts. It was a pretty good setup.
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I'm on the one box 2 car program ....i run mugen mbx6 and 6t with the ofna blue box and i just set the back up so it would line up for both and then just slide the front back for buggy forward for truggy .... i have the back screwed down in a couple of spots so it wont move ....
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My ofna has no guides on it.. I use it for my Losi 8ight 2.0, my buddies Jammin x1 and a durango... It just takes two seconds longer to line up properly but oh well saves me the money...
I hate pitting for guys like you lol! Seriously though, it helps so much in the pits if you flame out and need to get your car fired up quickly to have a box you can just drop your car onto without thinking or looking for the starter wheel to line up to the flywheel.

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I just vaguely recall a guy here who had his box set up for buggy and truggy but had a way to interchange plates on top without screwing and unscrewing the posts. It was a pretty good setup.
I have the Ofna blue box, and use two tops, one for buggy, one for truggy. It screws in with two bolts (one on each side) on the front side of the box and I use a strip of velcro on the other side to secure the lid. Super easy, takes less than 10 seconds to swap tops, don't have to move the posts, and the lid stays shut.
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I made up 2 plates with pins to hold the buggy and truggy and then just used velcro to hold them on top of the box with some locating pins
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Electric 1/8th scale is getting huge.

Someone in your area has to be selling a Ofna truggy box used. Slap a 4 cell 4500mah lipo in it.

Using 1 box with two cars, on the same day, is too much of a pain in the ###. Also causes extra wear on the pin things. Get 2 boxes.
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I have the Ofna blue box, and use two tops, one for buggy, one for truggy. It screws in with two bolts (one on each side) on the front side of the box and I use a strip of velcro on the other side to secure the lid. Super easy, takes less than 10 seconds to swap tops, don't have to move the posts, and the lid stays shut.
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Electric 1/8th scale is getting huge.

Someone in your area has to be selling a Ofna truggy box used. Slap a 4 cell 4500mah lipo in it.

Using 1 box with two cars, on the same day, is too much of a pain in the ###. Also causes extra wear on the pin things. Get 2 boxes.
Could also be another possibility.
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